Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
The Teenage and Young Adult Health Program in Child Behavioral Health (CBH) is nationally recognized for the highly specialized care it provides to patients aged 8-30 years old with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or partial-syndrome eating disorders. Comprehensive services are available in collaboration with other specialists from the fields of nutrition and mental health.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
A referral from the primary care physician, therapist, dietician, or clinician is required prior to the appointment.
The Teenage and young adult Health Program attempts to see new patients as quickly as possible. However, if there are urgent concerns about the patient's immediate safety, please contact the primary care provider so that the child can be evaluated.
For care of infants and young children with feeding disorders, contact CBH.
Families seeking hospitalization for an adolescent with an eating disorder may contact the Teenage and Young Adult Health Program for an initial evaluation or may contact Child and Adolescent Psychiatry directly for an intake evaluation.
Unfortunately, the Teenage and Young Adult Health Program does not see adults older than age 30 except in exceptional circumstances.
How to Get Results to Consultant
It is helpful for us to have records of any prior laboratory studies, EKG, other tests, or hospitalizations. Having the child's growth record (obtained from their primary care clinician) is often very helpful.
UMHS Patients: See Careweb
External Patients: Patient medical records or other evaluations may be faxed to the clinic or families can simply bring them on the day of their initial appointment.